Spirits

News from the spirits, craft spirits, and beverage alcohol categories.

A. Smith Bowman Distillery Adds a New 500 Gallon Still

George is a 500 gallon hybrid pot still with a reflux onion, optional gin basket, and attached columns with bubble cap trays. These features allow Prewitt to create many different flavor profiles and a variety of spirits including vodka, gin, and whiskey. Standing at 24 feet tall with a pot that is approximately 1,700 pounds, George will weigh nearly four tons when full.

Jim Beam Releases Revamp of Rye Whiskey Offering

"We've heard loud and clear from bartenders and whiskey fans that they are looking for a bolder Rye that stands up better in cocktails," said Fred Noe, Jim Beam's 7th Generation Master Distiller. "We listened to this feedback, and know that the time is right to Make History by taking a classic product that's loved around the world and making it even better."